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Natural Summer Makeup Look

Natural Summer Makeup Look

Los Angeles has reached it's hottest couple of months and wearing makeup can sometimes feel unbearable. I've also done tons of traveling to cities that only have hot weather. Las Vegas is currently 112 degrees, Hawaii was in the 80s, and Bulgaria was 95 and humid. I put together a makeup routine that kept me moisturized, protected from the sun, and had enough coverage all while feeling like I had barely any makeup on at all. Here are my 7 lightweight summer makeup products that kept me feeling refreshed and beautiful!

  Click the bolded heading for a link to the product   1. Mario Badescu's refreshing Rosewater Facial Spray This Rosewater Facial spray has aloe and herbs in it too that make me feel quickly moisturized after washing my face in the mornings. I stay away from face wash in the morning and just rinse off with water so that I keep the natural oils on my skin. I use this spray before I put on my makeup as a moisturizing primer and for a quick boost throughout the day.  2. Tarte BB Cream   I have been using this Tarte BB tinted treatment for 4 years now. It's basically a moisturizer with a tint of color. It's light enough to wear during a hot summer day but thick enough to cover any unwanted blemished or off pigmentations. The best part of it is that it carries SPF 30 so that I'm protected from the sun. 3. Urban Decay Illuminated Shimmering Powder I get this in LIT Bronze for a pop of color on my cheekbones, around my hairline, and on my eyelids. I try to keep my face out of the sun so this shimmering bronzed powder gives me the glow I'm missing on my face. Also, since it is powder I use it as a base to my eyeshadow stick I talk about in #5. 4. Cover FX Enhancer Drops   Right above the bronzy part of my cheek bones I add a few drops of the Cover FX enhancer Drops in the Moonlight color for a tiny bit of contour and dewy shine. I also add a little down the center of my nose, forehead, and chin. It gives me a healthy white glow.  5. Marc Jacobs Eyeshadow Stick in Honey Bunny I won't lie to you. This color is VERY similar to the Cover FX Moonlight Enhancer Drops and sometimes I use this stick and the drops interchangeably because both of them have a creamy white shine. The only huge difference they have is that this eyeshadow stick is a a lot easier to use when it comes to putting color on my eyelids. I draw a shimmering line under my eyebrows, the middle corner of my eyes, and right above my eyelashes. I then use my finger to blend it in with the bronzed shimmering Urban Decay powder. 6. Better than Sex Mascara by Too Faced Need I explain more? I love this mascara because my eyelashes are 10 times the size compared to using any other mascara. The only thing I would recommend is switching to the waterproof Better than Sex mascara if you live in a humid area or plan on getting in the water because this little number will leave you looking a little runny by the end of the day.   7. Essence Lip Liner in Cute Pink You can get this at Target or Ulta for $1.99! First off, the price is great. Second, I use it to add a little more blush to my lips after covering my face with the BB Cream. I blend it in with my fingers and top it off with the pomegranate moisturizing Burts Bees lip balm.  It gives my lips a rosie finish.

 

Click the bolded heading for a link to the product  

1. Mario Badescu's refreshing Rosewater Facial Spray

This Rosewater Facial spray has aloe and herbs in it too that make me feel quickly moisturized after washing my face in the mornings. I stay away from face wash in the morning and just rinse off with water so that I keep the natural oils on my skin. I use this spray before I put on my makeup as a moisturizing primer and for a quick boost throughout the day. 

2. Tarte BB Cream  

I have been using this Tarte BB tinted treatment for 4 years now. It's basically a moisturizer with a tint of color. It's light enough to wear during a hot summer day but thick enough to cover any unwanted blemished or off pigmentations. The best part of it is that it carries SPF 30 so that I'm protected from the sun.

3. Urban Decay Illuminated Shimmering Powder

I get this in LIT Bronze for a pop of color on my cheekbones, around my hairline, and on my eyelids. I try to keep my face out of the sun so this shimmering bronzed powder gives me the glow I'm missing on my face. Also, since it is powder I use it as a base to my eyeshadow stick I talk about in #5.

4. Cover FX Enhancer Drops  

Right above the bronzy part of my cheek bones I add a few drops of the Cover FX enhancer Drops in the Moonlight color for a tiny bit of contour and dewy shine. I also add a little down the center of my nose, forehead, and chin. It gives me a healthy white glow. 

5. Marc Jacobs Eyeshadow Stick in Honey Bunny

I won't lie to you. This color is VERY similar to the Cover FX Moonlight Enhancer Drops and sometimes I use this stick and the drops interchangeably because both of them have a creamy white shine. The only huge difference they have is that this eyeshadow stick is a a lot easier to use when it comes to putting color on my eyelids. I draw a shimmering line under my eyebrows, the middle corner of my eyes, and right above my eyelashes. I then use my finger to blend it in with the bronzed shimmering Urban Decay powder.

6. Better than Sex Mascara by Too Faced

Need I explain more? I love this mascara because my eyelashes are 10 times the size compared to using any other mascara. The only thing I would recommend is switching to the waterproof Better than Sex mascara if you live in a humid area or plan on getting in the water because this little number will leave you looking a little runny by the end of the day.  

7. Essence Lip Liner in Cute Pink

You can get this at Target or Ulta for $1.99! First off, the price is great. Second, I use it to add a little more blush to my lips after covering my face with the BB Cream. I blend it in with my fingers and top it off with the pomegranate moisturizing Burts Bees lip balm.  It gives my lips a rosie finish.

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